Chair and Professor

Job description

Job Title:

Chair and Professor

Position Number :


Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

HSH BSOM Obstet and Gynecology

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Division :

Health Sciences

Classification Title :

Department Chair and Professor

Working Title :

OBGYN Department Chair

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Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

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Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category :

Faculty (Physician)

Organizational Unit Overview:

The Brody School of Medicine was founded in 1971 with the tripartite mission of educating primary care physicians for the state of North Carolina, increasing access to a medical education for minority and disadvantaged students, and improving health care services in eastern North Carolina.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is one of 12 clinical academic departments, in addition to 8 basic science academic departments, in the Brody School of Medicine.

The department currently is comprised of three divisions, General Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, and Reproductive Endocrinology, and works closely with Gynecology Oncology through our affiliated hospital, Vidant Medical Center.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology seeks to embody the triad of academic medicine: leadership in patient care, teaching of medical students and resident physicians, and pursuit of clinical and basic science research.

ECU and Vidant Medical Center are referral centers for a 29-county area with a socioeconomically and ethnically diverse population of 1.4 million people.

Vidant is a 974 bed Level I Trauma Center with a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a comprehensive cancer center.
Together we serve eastern North Carolina. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is also dedicated to providing accredited education to residents, medical students, and other learners.

The faculty teach twenty Obstetrics and Gynecology residents and all rotating third and fourth-year medical students. Additionally, the faculty teach Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine residents, nurse midwifery students, and physician assistant students.

Faculty mentor residents and students in ongoing research while also pursuing their own research endeavors.

Job Duties :

The Chair is responsible for all planning, policy, operations, and oversight of academic and research programs of the department. The Chair is also responsible for all patient care activities and quality of care for the department. The Chair has financial responsibility over the state appropriated budget assigned to the department, extramural research funding received, practice plan revenues and expenses, philanthropic funding, and other financial matters for the department in accordance with applicable ECU, BSOM, and ECU Physicians policies and practices. The Chair holds a tenured academic appointment with senior rank.

Additional Duties, Responsibilities, and Areas of Accountability include:

Academic programs and curriculum:

Provides leadership and support for the department’s formal academic program for medical student and resident education, and recommends and supports faculty who serve as clerkship and program directors;

Assures compliance with curricular policy and accreditation standards for the department’s education programs; and

Evaluates each faculty member annually on their teaching effectiveness and contribution toward the educational programs of the department.

Faculty and staff support:

Leads efforts to recruit and retain highly qualified faculty and staff into the department to support the Department’s and School’s efforts to meet their missions;

Assigns responsibilities and resources within the department to support the growth and welfare of faculty and staff individually and collectively;

Mentors faculty and staff directly or through a structured system that provides appropriate support for professional growth;

Assures that tenure track faculty members receive guidance and support in a productive manner that optimizes their individual potential for success;

Assures every employee of the department is evaluated annually in a fair, objective, accurate and constructive manner according to applicable ECU and BSOM policies and practices; and

Develops appropriate ways to recognize accomplishments of faculty, residents, and students.

Clinical activities:

Maintains a credible clinical presence within the department to facilitate clinical discussions within and outside the department;

Provides overall leadership for all clinical programs, including quality and coordination of care, participation in credentialing of practitioners, promotion of new programs, and meeting budget targets for the practice plan;

Administers the ECU Physicians Clinical Faculty Compensation Plan objectively and consistently, through recommendations to the Dean; and

Represents the School to external constituencies regarding clinical programs as appropriate.

Research programs:

Stimulates and supervises the scientific investigative work by faculty and staff of the department to assure high quality conduct, adherence to internal and external regulatory requirements, and production of high-quality publications that advance scientific knowledge;

Assigns research space within the department based on objective assessment of need; and

Monitors the flow of intramural and extramural funds expended for research in the department.

Brody School of Medicine and departmental administration:

Represents the department at meetings of the Brody Council, ECU Physicians’ Board, department chairs, and other meetings as appropriate;

Leads budget planning for the department for all sources of funding applicable to the department, and assures that staffing and funding are appropriate for mission requirement;

Leads departmental planning initiatives and participates in continuing efforts to link/integrate the department initiatives with both the School’s and the University’s “Strategic Plans”;

Ensures department compliance with BSOM and ECU’s administrative policies and procedures and oversees the management of department operations;

Shares responsibility with all other department chairs to maintain the stability and security of the medical school and its programs;

Attends meetings and represents the School at internal and external meetings at the request of the Dean; and

Fulfills or responds to requested assignments by the Dean essential for the School, whenever possible.

Vidant Medical Center administration:

Serves as Chief of the Obstetric and Gynecology Service at Vidant Medical Center;

Coordinates the department’s involvement in patient care programs with Vidant Medical Center;

Sets the strategy within the hospital for the provision of clinical services, as well as the recruitment and continuing education of staff; and

Shares accountability for hospital services.

This position reports directly to the Dean of the Brody School of Medicine. As Chief of Service within the hospital, the position also reports directly to the president of Vidant Medical Center.

The position works alongside the other department Chairs, and in association with the Vice Dean, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Deans and Assistant Deans. For clinical departments, the Chair collaborates closely with the Executive Director for ECU Physicians.

The Chair also interacts frequently with other key School, ECU, Vidant Medical Center, Vidant Health, and community officials.

Additional information about the Brody School of Medicine and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology can be found at: and

Minimum Education/Experience :

Outstanding interpersonal skills with excellent verbal and written communication skills and a record of building consensus in an academic setting

Leadership experience in an academic medical center working directly and effectively with senior medical school administration, hospital administration, and other organizational executives

Demonstrated ability to foster collaborations and promote innovation and creativity

Demonstrated ability to quickly respond to requests with accuracy, reliability, and flexibility

MD or DO from an accredited medical institution

Board certification with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

NC Medical license or eligibility to apply for a NC Medical license

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :

NC Medical license will be required prior to employment.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:

Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
List of Three References (noting contact information)

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.




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Posted: 11/20/2020
Application Due: 2/18/2021
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